God Chooses Sides

Somehow, as God was giving me the gifts I have enjoyed throughout life, God forgot to give me co-ordination until I was in the seventh grade. Then, the gift was very nice: I played football, ran track, and did ok with basketball. But before seventh grade I didn’t have the gift of coordination – which made grade school gym class very painful. I liked it when they formed teams by counting off by twos. But I didn’t like it when the team captains got to choose members of their teams because I would always be chosen next-to-last. (Bobby Parks was always last but that was only because he was shorter than I was.) I liked church better than school because there was none of that ranking in chur

Looking Forward to .... what?

If the season of Advent were really all about getting us ready for the birth of the Christ child, then maybe the lesson we heard today should have been read on the First Sunday of Advent. This morning’s gospel is the beautiful account of the angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she will be the mother of the Messiah. That would be a great way to begin Advent, wouldn’t it! Then, on the second Sunday of Advent we could have Mary’s reaction, the Magnificat, where she sings that her soul magnifies the Lord. Then, maybe on the third Sunday we could read Matthew’s genealogy which traces the baby Jesus lineage all the way back to Abraham. Then, on the fourth Sunday of Advent, we could hear

Prayer Petition

Guiding Lord, bless the doctors, health workers, and all government workers for whom precision of language is so necessary. Guide them to ensure their work is evidence-based and science-based. Lord in your mercy, ....

Three Wee Kings

It was a musical morning at CTS yesterday! The youth joined with the Chancel Choir to perform a Christmas musical fantasy.

Member in the News

Check out the article in the Beacon about our own Jorn Dalboe! https://issuu.com/thebeaconnewspapers/docs/1217dcbeacon

Time Keeps on Slippin

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Jack Frost nipping at your nose.” Isn’t that going through your head now that we’ve flipped our calendar page over to December and have arrived at the first Sunday in Advent here in church? Isn’t it time to get all warm and comfy and binge watch all those drippy Hallmark movies where the blond-haired-blue-eyed people in the suburban house end up having a tear-jerking reunion where all the conflicts have been resolved and all’s well that ends well. Isn’t that what the season is all about? Hmmm? Then why do we have to come to church to hear St. Mark tell us all about the day where the sun and the moon go dark and the stars fall out of the sky as prelud

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